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  • 2007 Personal Brand Award – Jason Alba



    Jason Alba is the brand behind JibberJobber.com, which was created during his first real job search beginning January 2006. After having a successful career in IT and business strategy, Jason found himself in the job market, which was supposedly a “job seeker’s market.” Jason quickly found that a job seeker’s market does not mean the job search will be easy or short. Frustrated by the lack of real tools for job seekers, he decided to move forward on a tool that allowed a job seeker to manage and organize a job search. As the months passed, and as Jason learned the importance of networking, he incorporated a major networking piece into JibberJobber. This has shifted its focus from a tool just to be used during one job search into a tool to be used to manage job transitions during your entire career. The tool is like a personal relationship manager that allows you to do everything you need to do to manage a job search and optimize your network relationships.

    Jason is one the the smartest, outgoing personal relationship managers himself. He, in my opinion, is not only the face of his company, but actually lives his idea through his passion. Jason’s brand is outgoing, creative and willing to form a relationship and a network between any professional he meets. He understands the power of building relationships, and uses his blog as a conversation starter. If you read his blog, you will gather that it is almost as if he were to speak it himself and that is Personal Branding at it’s best. Jason is well deserving of the bronze Personal Brand award for 2007, being one of only 6 chosen to receive these awards a year. He has a high impact on your life, in a short period of time, with both his toolset, blog and brand. I’ve had the pleasure of working with him on some projects and he is one of the people that helped me jump-start this blog.

    Visit JibberJobber.com today and see for yourself!


    Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages.

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    8 comments on “2007 Personal Brand Award – Jason Alba
    1. avatar
      Maria Elena says:

      Jason is wonderful! He and I both write for the National NetWorker eMagazine and that is where I first “met him”.

      He IS his company. He is a wonderful connector and always eager to help. The more I read about personal branding on the web, the more impressed I am with Jason.

      Great post!

    2. avatar
      Walter Akana says:

      Great news, Dan! And congratulations to Jason!

    3. avatar
      Scot Herrick says:

      Jason has been living what he has been talking for as long as I have known him.

      There are a ton of people who will talk about a problem and very few who will make the effort to understand, productize, and implement the problem to a solution. Jason did that.

      Much more fun to be in the arena — pounded by pundits and the marketplace — than in the stands watching.

      A well-deserved award.

    4. avatar
      Deb Dib says:

      I’ve known Jason for less than a year, but in that time I’ve grown to be a huge fan. He’s as smart, authentic, friendly, pioneering, connecting, and giving as they come. I’ve been enriched both personally and professionally through our association and I know his many contacts across the blogosphere, careers, business, employment, and networking communities have as well. And job seekers – well, let’s just say they have within Jason a passionate advocate with a unique and devoted voice who gives the best darn information and tools I’ve seen in a long time. Well done, Jason, and congratulations!

      Deb Dib, CEO Coach and unabashed Jason Alba evangelist 🙂

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      Jason Alba says:

      Hm. How to respond…

      First, thank you Dan, for the recognition. Just a year ago I couldn’t get anyone to reply to an e-mail or voice mail (I was a job seeker, below the lowest rung on the ladder)… and to get this recognition now is pretty sweet.

      Second, to those that have left comments… wow. The thing is, each of you are such superstars and examples to me, so to read these overly kind words is very humbling. I can’t really say more than “thank you!”

      Jason Alba
      CEO – JibberJobber.com.com
      :: self-serve career management ::

    6. avatar

      I’ll add my testimony here to the greatness of Jason Alba, AKA Start Up WIZARD 😉 Jason is not only a mentor, a friend, and an all around great and FUNNY person (you really need to go to Applebee’s buy him a brownie sundae and just LISTEN to the guy). I love how he’s promoting networking and created a company around it. Great stuff. Thanks for giving Jason a chance in the limelight, he deserves it.

      Kelly King Anderson
      Founding Fairy Godmother
      Start Up Princess

    7. avatar
      Scott Allen says:

      Yup — Jason, you rock! Congrats on this. And the book coming out will only boost your reputation that much more. Happy to call myself a friend and fan as well as colleague.

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      Norman Reiss says:

      Congratulations, Jason. I’ve only used JibberJobber a short time but I find it to be a great tool and also appreciate your useful information in your blog posts.

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